St Joseph’s R.C. High School

and Sports College

St Joseph’s RC High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Visitor Procedures

To ensure that we are protecting our children and following ‘Safeguarding’ guidelines the following procedures myst be followed at all times:

 

-Allvisitors (including contractors and supply staff) must only enter and leave the school via the main reception area;

 

All visitors (including contractors) to school must report to reception and provide original photographic ID (i.e. Passport / photo driving licence).  They will then be signed in by reception staff and given the relevant visitor badge/lanyard (i.e. red or green lanyard).

 

– All visitors must be issued with a copy of the school ‘Visitors Code of Conduct’.

 

– Regular visitors to school, supply staff and those working directly with students (those who will be left unaccompanied) will have had to complete all the necessary ‘Safeguarding’ checks and they will then be recorded on the school Single Central Record.  Staff myst check with Mrs Moore, Mrs Currass (or a member of SMT in their absence) that the necessary checks have been completed if they have a visitor in the above category.  These visitors will be issued with a green lanyardThis must be done before visit.

 

– All contractors must sign in and out at reception and produce photographic ID and have previously provided school with a signed copy of their ‘Safeguarding Policy’ which is recorded on the school Single Central Record, again this must be checked with Mrs Moore, Mrs Currass or a member of SMT in their absence. 

 

– Only visitors to school who have undergone all safeguarding checks which are recorded on the school single central record can be left unaccompanied at any time (these persons will be issued with a green visitor lanyard).  All other visitors must be accompanied by a member of staff at all times, including visits to the school hygeine facilities.  Visitors in this category will be issued with a red visitor lanyard.

 

Visitor Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct applies to all visitors to school such as supply teachers, contractors, volunteers and so on.

 

– All visitors to school are responsible for their own actions and behaviour and should avoid any conduct which would lead a reasonable person to question their motivation or intentions.  They must act and be seen to act in an open and transparent way.

 

– All visitors myst follow the school Health and Safety procedures (emergency evacuation procedures are included in visitor badges);

 

– During the course of a visit to school, visitors may become aware of confidential information concerning students and staff.  All such information must be treated as strictly confidential and a breach of such confidences will be regarded as serious misconduct.

 

– Any breach of confidentiality associated with the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998 could result in a civil action against you for damage in addition to any disciplinary action, which would be taken by your employer.

 

– Individuals must not reveal to anybody outside school, personal information they learn in the course of their work or visit.